Inspired by the magnificent imperfections in nature, Darme relishes the opportunity to work with wood. Based in Cape Town, surrounded by the most incredible ethnic art & having so many exotic woods sourced locally, we have developed a close relationship & respect for the medium. Inspiration, fine workmanship & consideration of the grain are traits of our craftsman’s technique as can be seen in the revelation of the life within the wood.
Woods used include; ebony, olive, pink ivory, stink wood, petrified wood, driftwood & yellow wood. Darme is noted for our wooden sunglasses, which are hand carved from a solid piece so that the grain runs throughout, revealing it’s natural beauty.
We also design and manufacture wooden watches, necklaces, bracelets & earrings, all original hand carved pieces.
Darme ensures that all our wood is locally sourced & supplied only when available in a controlled environment from reliable sources, safeguarding the viability of rare & exotic species.